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November 30, 2011 US: A Look at Renewable Energy

Source: FX Street

As more companies voluntarily participate in international consortiums such as the Carbon Disclosure Project, firm-level carbon measurement and energy use reduction will be essential to achieving cost savings and ...

November 28, 2011 Myhrvold: Subsidies Stymie Wind, Solar Innovation

Source: Bloomberg

This month, the U.S. Department of Commerce launched a formal investigation into complaints, lodged by the U.S. solar-cell manufacturers, that the government of China is funneling loan guarantees, grants and subsidies to its...

November 23, 2011 Greening your business pays

Source: MoneyWeb

JOHANNESBURG – Companies resisting change in the move towards a green economy could find themselves out in the cold as many corporates take the lead in lowering their carbon footprint to prevent climate change.

November 21, 2011 "We're green and we can prove it"

Source: DC Velocity

Skeptics once may have considered the movement toward sustainable practices in American business to be a temporary detour from business as usual. To make those practices, well, sustainable, they argued, required more than a...

November 18, 2011 Greening vacant city lots could improve residents' health

Source: LA Times

Turning vacant city lots into green spaces may improve urban dwellers' health, a study finds, by reducing stress and increasing exercise. Researchers from the University of Pennsylvania looked at the effect greened vacant lots...

November 17, 2011 U.S. 54.5 MPG Fuel-Economy Standard May Cost $157B

Source: Bloomberg

A proposed U.S. rule requiring automakers to double average fuel economy of vehicles to 54.5 miles per gallon by 2025 may cost $157 billion, two agencies said in a draft. The standard would add an average of $2,000 to the price...

November 16, 2011 Clean Energy Investment May Double to $395 Billion by 2020

Source: Bloomberg

Investment in renewable power generation may double to $395 billion a year by 2020, led by growth in offshore wind and solar energy projects, Bloomberg New Energy Finance forecast. The total may rise further to $460 billion a...

November 16, 2011 EU bodies disagree on greening in CAP reform

Source: Independent.ie

The European Parliament and the European Commission are set on a collision course over the greening proposals included in the CAP reform package. The Parliament has deep concerns that the greening measures are too limited and too...

November 14, 2011 The greening of Ottawa

Source: The Ottawa Citizen

I'm not a total disciple of the tipping point theory - it makes history sound like it progresses in snaps and releases, rather than in waves that grow and crest - but it has become a neat journalistic catchphrase, like "perfect...

November 11, 2011 Wind power increasingly competitive and productive

Source: EV Wind

The first, by London-based Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF), said that land-based wind farm plants will be "fully competitive" with conventional electricity sources in five years; the second, from the US ..

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